Summer camp friendship bracelets and hand-crocheted chevron afghans were the gateway to my pattern obsession.  I remember trips to the fabric store with my mother and countless hours spent staring at Magic Eye puzzles.  Repetitive motion, repetitive imagery, repetitive colors; hypnotism at its finest.  Like processing memories, my compositions are an idiosyncratic system.  Metallic pigments and surfaces are used to refract light, symbolizing reflection.  Straight lines drawn by hand create imperfections that challenge perception and generate movement on a two-dimensional surface.  Pattern is the subject; I am not merely painting on objects in a decorative sense.